Opportunity for Kildare people to avail of free places on acclaimed wellness workshop in Naas

Looking after your mental health

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Opportunity for Kildare people to avail of free places on acclaimed wellness workshop in Naas

The importance of looking after your mental health will be discussed at seminar

In these busy times it has never been more important to invest in your mental health and on Thursday March 29, the people of Kildare will have an opportunity to avail of a fully funded one day wellness workshop in McAuley Place, Naas.

Thanks to recent community fundraising efforts, the Suicide or Survive charity are offering a limited number of places at no cost. 

According to Caroline McGuigan, the founder and CEO of Suicide or Survive, the workshop can be of benefit to anyone who is interested in looking after their mental health and wellness.

“The workshop is designed to be informal and relaxed and it will be a really enjoyable and fun day. It will be facilitated by people with both lived-life experience of mental health difficulties and experience of working in the mental health area. It combines personal testimony with practical tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellbeing," she said.

“It can be difficult to make time to invest in your wellbeing but it so important to do. I would encourage people to not hesitate and just make the leap, you can book directly online or give us a call, and come enjoy the day with us. If you can’t make it this time then maybe consider helping host another workshop in your community in the future. We also offer a free online Wellness Workshop at ww w.wellnessworkshop.ie.”

Throughout the day the Wellness Workshop will look at topics such as relaxation, mindfulness, stress management, our thinking process and how to develop a wellness toolkit and daily wellness plan.

A full comprehensive workbook to support people in maintaining daily wellness accompanies the workshop. The workshops are funded through The National Office of Suicide Prevention, the Iris O'Brien Foundation, and ongoing community fundraising efforts.  

Suicide or Survive is a national charity that delivers innovative suicide prevention, mental health and wellness programmes in communities and workplaces throughout the island of Ireland.

These programmes include a one day Wellness Workshop, the 2.5 day WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) programme (including a special youth version), a Workplace Wellness programme, a Supporters Programme for people supporting others through tough times, and Eden programme for people who are suicidal.

They also offer a free online wellness workshop at ww w.wellnessworkshop.ie, and also work with Wheatfield Prison, the HSE and a range of other community and corporate partners. 

A special supporters programme is being run in Celbridge in May. 

Find out all the details and book your place on the Wellness Workshop online or find out more at www.suicideorsurvive.ie/ser vices/wellness-workshop/  or by calling 1890 577 577.